Sep 25, 2021  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2021-22 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2021-22
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CSD 2140 - Introduction to Deaf Culture

This course examines deafness from a cultural perspective, focusing on issues related to the social-cultural philosophy underlying American Sign Language (ASL), the structural evolution of American Sign Language, and the broad communication-social norms within the deaf culture.

Requisites: No credit for this course if taken after DSI 2860
Credit Hours: 3
OHIO BRICKS Foundations: Intercultural Explorations
General Education Code (students who entered prior to Fall 2021-22): 2CP
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will be able to identify significant features of deaf culture including membership, cultural transmission patterns, cultural activities, appropriate terminology, humor, values and cultural conflicts with hearing society.
  • Students will be able to compare and contrast historical and cultural perspectives on interactions between deaf and hearing cultural groups, and subcultures within the deaf community.
  • Students will be able to analyze the labels and stereotypes of deaf people in historical context (cultural vs. pathological perspectives) on deaf culture.
  • Students will be able to describe the historical process by which deaf education evolved in the United States via language versus various communication methods.
  • Students will be able to discuss the impact of societal perspectives on the social, academic/educational, linguistic, and vocational experiences of the deaf children and adults.

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